#1: I am Not an Extreme Couponer
“That show” contacted me to see if I would be interested in learning more about appearing on it. I said no, because I am not extreme, and I was certain that once they learned more about me they would agree. I’m not interested in buying 40 jars of mustard…maybe 3, but not 40. I am not a hoarder. I am a mom who saves big at the grocery store on things we actually use. I have a stockpile, but it does not require an addition to my house to store it.
#2: I Don’t Post Every Single Freebie I Find
If you have time to fill out forms and get a small envelope of shampoo or a single dryer sheet, then you’ll want to find a blog that shares every single freebie. The only way you’ll see it here is if it is a full size product or comes with a high value coupon. Besides, I can show you how to get full size items for free at the grocery store without all the hoop-jumping.
#3: I Don’t Post Every Single Coupon Available
Instead, I do coupon round-ups that list all the best printables you can get. The only time I’ll write a post about one single coupon is when it gets you a hot deal at the store. I figure moms are busy and they should get all the info they need in one quick read.
#4: I Don’t Share Every Sale I Find
There is a difference between a sale and a deal. Let me illustrate:
Recently a daily deal site had a $25 voucher to an online toy store available for $10. The store had a limited selection and high shipping fees (starting at $10.95). The toys they did carry were obscenely expensive compared to prices on Amazon and elsewhere. So essentially, the deal was $20.95 (including shipping) for $25 worth of overpriced toys. Ummm…no thanks. I don’t post sales just because they’re sales. I post them when they save you money.
#5: I’m Not Perfect
In fact, much of what I’ve learned in my 39 years on this earth has come the hard way. Couponing for me came out of necessity two years ago when the economy hit us hard and I was forced find every possible way to save money and change our lifestyle. I hope this is not the case for you, but if it is you should know that you’re not alone. I have been there and come out the other side of it by implementing the things I share on this blog. If you’re looking for someone who has all the answers and has never fallen flat on her face then trust me, you should move on.
#6: The Mission of This Blog is Bigger Than Couponing
It exists to help moms manage their household and enjoy their life. For me, a lot of that involves strategically saving money so we can have a more secure future. But I also share recipes, decorating ideas, kids crafts and lots more. In a nutshell, I want to get you all the money saving tips I can in an easy to read format so you can move on to other more important things.
So there you have it. If you’re looking for a blog that gives you every single freebie, coupon and sale that comes around, then you’re in the wrong place. Be sure you do NOT subscribe. Wanna spend 20 hours per week clipping and organizing coupons? That’s not my thing. I personally save 50% or more on groceries, clothing and decorating for my family and show you how to do it with a 1-2 hour weekly investment. No hype. No fluff. No unnecessary reading.
If you’re looking for Martha (or anything resembling perfection for that matter), then your computer has failed you. You should hit the little red “x” button at the top of your screen immediately 😉